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Zombie (Debt Collector) Beware: West Virginia Expands Prohibited Actions

America’s fascination with zombies infiltrated the West Virginia Legislature during the 2014 Regular Session, resulting in the introduction of a “zombie debt” bill, House Bill 4360. The bill, as introduced, was designed to...more

7/22/2014 - Debt Debt Collection Statute of Limitations Zombie Funds

All Consuming: Legal Updates for Consumer Finance Professionals - July 2014

In This Issue: - Zombie (Debt Collector) Beware: West Virginia Expands Prohibited Actions: America's fascination with zombies infiltrated the West Virginia Legislature during the 2014 Regular Session, resulting...more

7/18/2014 - Appeals Debt Debt Collection FDCPA Pending Legislation

The TCPA: Take Care, Pitfalls Ahead

For more than twenty years, the federal government has attempted to limit the number of unsolicited phone calls consumers receive through the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (“TCPA”), which is perhaps best...more

1/6/2014 - Do Not Call List FCC TCPA

All Consuming - Legal Updates for Consumer Finance Professionals (December 2013)

Welcome to the first issue of All Consuming. The Consumer Finance Practice Group will periodically distribute an issue of All Consuming to advise its clients and colleagues of litigation and regulatory developments affecting...more

12/5/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Attorney Generals Compliance Enforcement Outside Counsel Statute of Limitations

In Case You Missed It - Three Cases Impact W.Va. Consumer Finance Law

Confirmation of the W.Va. Attorney General's Authority to Hire Private Counsel on Behalf of the State - For more than a decade, the circuit courts in West Virginia have wrestled with the issue of whether the State...more

12/3/2013 - Arbitration Agreements Attorney Generals Compliance Enforcement Loans Retainers Statute of Limitations

Recent Decisions Enforcing Arbitration Provisions

For banking executives and in-house counsel, arbitration can be a preferable alternative to litigation to avoid costly trials and home-town advantages. In this article, we highlight four recent court decisions that affect the...more

10/11/2013 - American Express American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act Interlocutory Appeals Non-Parties SCOTUS

WVSCA Decision Strengthens Enforcement of Agreements to Arbitrate

On June 19, 2013, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (“the Court” or “WVSCA”) issued an important decision that bolsters the ability of financial institutions and other defendants to enforce arbitration agreements....more

7/10/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements SCOTUS Unconscionable Contracts

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